VA·18 Arsago Seprio

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Classification: bowl
Archaeological Type: patera imit. Lamboglia 5

Material: pottery
Size: height 4.5 cm, diam. 19.2 cm, foot diam. 7.1 cm
Condition: complete, broken, repaired
Autopsy by: Corinna Salomon
Date of autopsy: Apr 30 2022

Archaeological culture: La Tène D 1
Date: late 2nd–early 1st c. BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Arsago Seprio (Varese, Lombardia, Italy)
Field name: Sant'Ambrogio
Archaeological context: grave 9/1986–7
Coordinates (approx.): 45° 41' 1.31" N, 8° 44' 2.68" E
Find date: 1986–1987
Find circumstances: excavation
Finder: Soprintendenza Archeologica della Lombardia
Current location: Civico Museo Archeologico (Arsago Seprio)
Inventory no.: St 60325

Inscription: VA·18 (ka)

Alternative sigla: Morandi 2004: 118

Sources: Morandi 2004: 602 no. 118



Images in Veronesi 1990: tav. IIIa (drawing), Morandi 2004: tav. XIX.124 (photo; erroneously identified as VA·24 Arsago Seprio).

Unglazed patera imitating type Lamboglia 5, reconstructed completely from multiple fragments, found in grave 9 (excavation 1986/1987) of the Sant'Ambrogio necropolis; see Binaghi Leva 1990: 38, 44 for details about the grave and finds. Dating from Binaghi Leva 1990; Morandi 2004 gives La Tène D1/2.

Corinna Salomon


Binaghi Leva 1990 Maria Adelaide Binaghi Leva, "Classificazione tipologica dei corredi", in: Giordano Veronesi (ed.), Arsago. Nullus in Insubria pagus vetustior. Studi in memoria di Silvio Pozzi, Varese: Edizioni Lativa 1990, 34–60.